This highly accessible book illustrates how policy makers can address and nurture the effects of growing ethnic diversity in European labor markets.
The contributors present an unprecedented large-scale study on ethnic diversity in European labor markets via a combination of hard data analysis with expert evaluation of integration practices and policy options. Key questions explored include:
* Does ethnic diversity in European labor markets lead to poor socio-economic outcomes for some ethnic groups in the face of fierce competition for jobs and welfare?
* Can labor immigration and improved integration of all ethnic groups provide a solution to the challenges posed by a shrinking population, an aging workforce, skill shortages and other bottlenecks that constrain the innovative potential of the EU?
* What can policy makers do to nurture and encourage the benefits of ethnic diversity in the EU?
This indispensable guide will be warmly welcomed by academics, students, policy makers, analysts and researchers with an interest in economics, European studies and labor studies. It will be especially insightful for those with a particular commitment to managing ethnic diversity in European labor markets.
Edited by Martin Kahanec, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Bonn, Germany and CELSI, Bratislava, Slovakia and Klaus F. Zimmermann, Bonn University, Germany
Contents: Preface 1. Ethnic Minorities in the European Union: An Overview Martin Kahanec, Anzelika Zaiceva and Klaus F. Zimmermann 2. An Expert Stakeholder's View on European Integration Challenges Amelie F. Constant, Martin Kahanec and Klaus F. Zimmermann 3. The Practice of Minority Integration in the European Union: What Works Martin Kahanec 4. Social and Labor Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Denmark Peder J. Pedersen 5. Social and Labor Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities in France: Has the French Integration Model Broken Down? Denis Fougere 6. Social and Labor Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Germany Hans Dietrich von Loeffelholz 7. Ethnic or Social Integration? The Roma in Hungary Zoltan Kantor 8. Labor Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Latvia Mihails Hazans 9. Ethnic Minorities in the Netherlands Joop Hartog 10. Minority Inclusion in Romania Vasile Ghetau 11. Social and Labor Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Slovakia Michal Vasecka 12. Social and Labor Market Integration of Ethnic Minorities in Spain Sara de la Rica 13. The Social and Labor Market Outcomes of Ethnic Minorities in the UK Timothy J. Hatton 14. A Policy Agenda for Diversity and Minority Integration Martin Kahanec and Klaus F. Zimmermann Index